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From Terry <terauck-aou...@yahoo.com.au>
Subject Re: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:48:08 GMT
It occurs to me that this should also be published on the announce list.



----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
> To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, 23 March 2012 12:16 AM
> Subject: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
> 
> Please note, this is the official security bulletin, targeted for
> security professionals.  If you are an OpenOffice.org 3.3 user, and
> are able to apply the mentioned patch, then you are encouraged to do
> so.  If someone else supports or manages your desktop, then please
> forward this information to them.
> 
> Additional support is available on our Community Forums:
> 
> http://user.services.openoffice.org/
> 
> And via our ooo-users mailing list:
> 
> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html#users-mailing-list
> 
> Note:  This security patch for OpenOffice.org is made available to
> legacy OpenOffice.org users as a service by the Apache OpenOffice
> Project Management Committee.  The patch is made available under the
> Apache License, and due to its importance, we are releasing it outside
> of the standard release cycle.
> 
> -Rob
> 
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> 
> CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
> 
> Severity: Important
> 
> Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
> 
> Versions Affected: OpenOffice.org 3.3 and 3.4 Beta, on all platforms.
> Earlier versions may be also affected.
> 
> Description: An XML External Entity (XXE) attack is possible in the
> above versions of OpenOffice.org.  This vulnerability exploits the way
> in
> which external entities are processed in certain XML components of ODF
> documents.  By crafting an external entity to refer to other local
> file system
> resources, an attacker would be able to inject contents of other
> locally- accessible files into the ODF document, without the user's
> knowledge or permission.  Data leakage then becomes possible when that
> document is later distributed to other parties.
> 
> Mitigation: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 and 3.4 beta users should install the
> patch at:  http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037.html
> 
> This vulnerability is also fixed in Apache OpenOffice 3.4 dev
> snapshots since March 1st, 2012.
> 
> Source and Building: Information on obtaining the source code for this
> patch, and for porting it or adapting it to OpenOffice.org derivatives
> can be found here: http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037-src.txt
> 
> Credit: The Apache OpenOffice project acknowledges and thanks the
> discoverer of this issue, Timothy D. Morgan of Virtual Security
> Research, LLC.
> 
> References: http://security.openoffice.org
> 
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